Welcome to the Bull Pen, where each week we round up good news, including links to new poems, essays, and stories from the literary citizens of the larger Bull City! —Noah Stetzer
DEC 31: Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. $1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. Details.
JOB: 826DC seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization through the next exciting phase of growth in supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helping teachers inspire their students to write.
JAN 5: Deadline extended to apply for the Kundiman Retreat. In order to help mentor the next generation of Asian American writers, Kundiman sponsors an annual Retreat in partnership with Fordham University. GO HERE.
SAN ANTONIO: The City’s Taking Nominations for San Antonio’s Next Poet Laureate! GO HERE.
The Norton Girault Literary Prize: Old Dominion University’s MFA Creative Writing Program and Barely South Review are pleased to announce the 2016 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction! Submit one previously unpublished short story of no more than 5,000 words via our Submittable portal on or before April 15th, 2016.
LATINO ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN PITTSBURGH, PA: The goal of this artist residency program is to 1) increase Latino artist presence in Pittsburgh 2) support Latino artists in making art inspired by Pittsburgh 3) encourage artistic relationships between Latino artists and non-Latino Pittsburgh artists.The residency will occur March to August of 2016. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled; artists will begin to be notified by February. Local artists as well as artists from all over the country and internationally are encouraged to apply! MORE HERE.
EXTENDED! Bellingham Review deadline for Hybrid submissions now January 1st! | Go HERE for more.
JAN 25: 92Y Discovery/Boston Review Contest winners receive a reading at the 92Y, publication in Boston Review, and $500 each. ENTER.
Submit your chapbook manuscript now!
win a fellowship to The Frost Place Poetry Seminar, publication, $250, and a week to live and write in Robert Frost’s house
submissions accepted October 1, 2015 – January 5, 2016